How to Apply

Competitive proposals will have compelling arguments for the use of digital scholarly approaches to advance the work of anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and social justice.

Applications for the 2021–2022 academic year are now closed. This program is currently a pilot. If extended, we expect to accept applications annually in the fall. 

How to apply

To apply for the program, you'll be asked to make a copy of the Anti-Racist Digital Project Proposal and complete it to the best of your ability. 

You may also include up to 2 additional pages that list and describe prior relevant scholarship, research, and creative practice work, activities, or images related to the proposal.

How proposals are evaluated 

Proposals will be evaluated by a team of representatives from the U-M Library, LSA Technology Services, and the NCID Anti-Racism Collaborative. We take a values-oriented approach to supporting researchers, and will be guided by our digital scholarship principles in the selection and support of accepted projects. 

Among others, we seek proposals that align with our values of:

  • Respecting and paying people for their time and expertise
  • Transparency in research methods and findings
  • Consent and community accountability in research methods
  • Care of artifacts, data, and people 

Proposals will also be evaluated based on the caliber of research and analysis, contribution to the proposed field, clarity of writing, attention to accessibility, and care in the collaboration plan.